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Croc Hunter killed by sting ray barb (Repost)

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MTMike, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. MTMike

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    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20349888-2,00.html

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    September 04, 2006 02:14pm
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    THE Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, is dead.
    He was killed in a freak accident in Cairns, police sources said today.
    It is understood he was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest and reportedly into his heart .
    He was swimming off the Low Isles at Port Douglas filming an underwater documentary when the tragedy occured.
    The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) was called about 11am (AEST) and an emergency services helicopter was flown to the crew's boat on Batt Reef, off the coast near Cairns, with a doctor and emergency services paramedic on board.
    Irwin had a puncture wound to the left side of his chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Irwin's body is being flown to Cairns.
    Tasmania Police this afternoon confirmed his wife Terri was travelling in the state at the time of the tragedy.
    A spokeswoman said police had made contact with Mrs Irwin and "passed on a message relating to the death of her husband".
    The Irwins have two children - a daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin, eight, and a three-year-old son, Robert (Bob) Clarence Irwin.
    Steve Irwin - known worldwide as the Crocodile Hunter - was famous for his enthusiasm for wildlife and his catchcry "Crikey!".
    In an sad twist, it has been reported that his new documentary was aimed at demystifying the stingray.
    Irwin's Crocodile Hunter program was first broadcast in 1992 and has been shown around the world on cable network Discovery.
    He has also starred in movies and has developed the Australia Zoo wildlife park, north of Brisbane, which was started by his parents Bob and Lyn Irwin.
    Tributes have already started pouring in for the larger-than-life character.
    Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, who used a photograph of his family at Australia Zoo for his official Christmas card last year, hailed Mr Irwin for his work in promoting Australia.
    Irwin was heavily involved in last year's "G'Day LA" campaign.
    "The minister knew him, was fond of him and was very, very appreciative of all the work he'd done to promote Australia overseas," a spokesman said.
    A Tourism Queensland spokeswoman said the death was shocking and paid tribute to Irwin's "enormous contribution" to his adopted state.
    "I don't think we could even estimate how much he brought us through his personality and his profile and his enthusiasm about Queensland," she said.
     
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    Watch out the repost police are on duty.
     
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    This news was just posted in the last few hours and I searched before I posted :)
     
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    look two posts down
    Don't worry I'm off duty.
     
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    Well f*ck a chicken in the ass with a splintered broomstick

    People should be required to post the headlines of news in their post so when it is searched for repost purposes. Not everbody has time to read every post :)
     
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    Im still leary on beleiving this, but its on alot of sites. But i have trouble believing this. Right now im thinking its a reporter looking for alot of publisism and money like most in this world.
     
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    It's all good, reposts don't bother me as much as other members.
    back to the topic on hand though it is sad news.
    He was a cool dude. RIP Steve.
     
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    I just checked and it's moving across the AP wire too....
     
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    Me neither. Not everyone gets to read every post the day it's posted.... I've seen a lot of "new to me" funny stuf posed in reposts. Oh well, such is life on a forum.

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=183595

    Maybe that would help? It's a thread-merging utility for vBulletin 3.5.X and lets the admins & mods merge 2 similar/identical posts together.
     
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    Yup, not a repost for me.

    Seems like it's legit too. Poor Steve.

    Check out his page on Wikipedia. His supposed last words are kinda interesting.
     
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    ummm... why? guy did some crazy dangerous crap! I don't care how much you "know" animals... when you enter their domain you may get pwned.

    j
     
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    Sad part is he didn't even die in the mouth of a croc like he probably would have wanted to.
    He has done so much for the Austrailian zoo it's insane. The facilities that he has developed with his family are truly amazing, amlost as amazing as the amount of time and effort his fellow zoo keepers help put in to make the facility nice for the animals. He was a great guy, even if you didn't follow him everyone will always remember who he was.
    RIP Stevo!

    -Avery
     
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    Or a cobra bite, or mauled by a bull, or torn apart by a lion, .... ect.:rolleyes:
     
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    Crikey, what are the odds ??
    Stingray's are not aggressive,and ususally only defensive in nature with the barb.
    I've known 2 people that got hit while landing ray's on boats in Fla.
    1 in the leg and 1 in the arm. The stings were not lethal,just hurt like hell.

    This looks like this was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    The barb stuck under Steve's ribcage and pierced a hole in his heart.

    It sucks,,but you know what,,he died doing what he loved...
    and when your numbers up,,the best you can hope for is you go doing something you love...better than some slow agonizing death by some horrible disease...RIP Steve,,,
     
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    WHere did you see the "last words" on wiki? I couldn't find it.
     
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    Looks like they took it off. It was probably just some punk making stuff up anyways.
     
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    well what were they?
     
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    http://www.crocodilehunter.com/
     
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    "Awwww, $h!t! Anything but a f*ckin' stingray!!!" :haha: :haha: :haha:
     

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